Pictures can portray our past more than words. We already covered pictures of the past that shocked the world before… It was about time that we covered the brighter side of it. Below are the pictures of the past events that defined the world for better.
1878: Statue of Liberty in Paris
The Statue of Liberty’s head on exhibit at the Paris World’s Fair, 1878. The Statue arrived in the US on June 17, 1885.
1888: Eiffel Tower under construction
Named after the engineer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, construction of Eiffel Tower started in 1887 and completed in 1889 for the World’s Fair.
1891: Nikola Tesla testing Tesla coil
A Tesla coil is an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891.
1908: Wright Brothers taking their airplane for the first flight
The Wright Model A was the world’s first production airplane, and the Wrights produced variations of this aircraft from 1907 to 1909.
1920: Women voting for the first time in the US
Nov, 1920, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, USA – Women cast their vote for the first time, for President’s election.
1928: First concept art of Mickey Mouse
Concept art of Mickey from early 1928; the sketches are the earliest known drawings of the character, from the collection of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
1930: First version of the functioning GPS
The 1930’s version of a GPS: This auto scrolling map was supposed to help people with directions in real-time.
1930: Women involved in underground boxing
Women Underground Boxing in the 1930s to hide from criticism of men.
1939: The ongoing construction of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota
Construction on the memorial having sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln began in 1927 and completed in 1941.
1946: First UN meeting in London for a peaceful world
The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England.
1950: First modern credit card introduced
The first Diners Club credit cards were given out in 1950 to 200 people and accepted by 14 restaurants in New York.
1954: First color TV by RCA
The first color television sets for this system were sold in 1954. They used a 15 inch screen. Later that year, 19 inch sets were made, and by 1955 all sets were made with a 21 inch picture tube.
1957: Endoscopic picture showing origin of life
Lennart Nilsson took this photo in 1957, when he began experimenting with Endoscopic Photography. However, it was only published by Time in 1965 after through investigation and created a sensation across the World.
1961: Ham the Chimpanzee comes back from Space
Ham the chimpanzee was shot into space and landed back in 1961, In this picture, he is holding the newspaper article about himself.
1962: Invention of the First Video Game
In 1962, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Steve Russell, Martin “Shag” Graetz and Alan Kotok created “Spacewar!” which is widely considered the first interactive video game. Dueling players fired at each other’s spaceships using early versions of joysticks.
1963: The Original Ronald McDonald
The Original Ronald McDonald.
1963: Invention of the first instant-color photo film
Inventor Edwin Land, president and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, demonstrates his company’s new instant-color film in 1963.
1964: First Ford Mustang introduced
The 1965 Ford Mustang was first officially revealed to the public at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.
1967: Sweden changed the driving directions from left to right
First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right.
1972: Young Hillary and Bill Clinton
Young Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham at Yale.
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20 Incredible Pictures Of The Past Events That Defines The World We Live In